Witcher being turned into a Netflix series

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Ciri is on the top row. She is a little girl when this takes place. From my understanding Triss isn't in the books as much or at least not the early ones.
Lol, I didnt even think the kid would be her, lol. Hard to tell with kids if they will work. Hopefully she and Cavil get a good makeup/hair due job to look the part.

I need to look up Yenn's actress to see if she can pull off that powerful, b****y aire that she needs!
 

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Hmm, now I'm confused. Is this the same person? Looks more like her here... better!

 
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Damnit, I'm reading it isn't her. This woman apparently DID audition for the role... shame... looks way more fitting :(
 

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There are some cool photoshops of Cavill as Geralt :D if they can get near this, itll be awesome!



 

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That hairline may be a bit generous.
 

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Netflix must never heard of a little known actress call Eva Green?
 

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The author is so bitter toward CDPR, he's going to do everything he can to differentiate this from the games.

Although the books do state that Geralt hates having a beard.
 

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Here is the actress playing Triss



Looks wise its like they got Triss and Yen actresses reversed
 

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That teaser looks terrible. Hopefully it is just a early rough concept and not the final look they have in mind.
 

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The series creator seems to try hard NOT to make the characters like the ones in the game. You know the ones people loved?

I can spend an hour on a city street, & t I can find at least a dozen that looks more the part than the ones that get the roles. I hope these people really can act.
 

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The series creator seems to try hard NOT to make the characters like the ones in the game. You know the ones people loved?

I can spend an hour on a city street, & t I can find at least a dozen that looks more the part than the ones that get the roles. I hope these people really can act.
Well I don't think their goal should be to match how they look in the games necessarily but we really won't know that until we see everyone in costume.
 

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Well I don't think their goal should be to match how they look in the games necessarily but we really won't know that until we see everyone in costume.
They don't need obvious, like you don't need a 500hp Porsche, but let's be honest, who are the demographics that want to watch the series, at least the initial crowd. The gamers that play WItchers of course. How would it not make not sense, to at least be closer to the game characters?
But then again, I am not an executive at a massive media provider company, just a TV audience offering my perspective.
 

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They don't need obvious, like you don't need a 500hp Porsche, but let's be honest, who are the demographics that want to watch the series, at least the initial crowd. The gamers that play WItchers of course. How would it not make not sense, to at least be closer to the game characters?
But then again, I am not an executive at a massive media provider company, just a TV audience offering my perspective.
I don't think fans would ignore the show if the characters looked a bit different. They have to execute their vision of the story just like CDPR did.

But again I don't think you can say the characters are really that far off without seeing them in costume and in the case of Geralt its a s***ty wig in a screen test. Easily fixable.
 

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I don't think fans would ignore the show if the characters looked a bit different. They have to execute their vision of the story just like CDPR did.

But again I don't think you can say the characters are really that far off without seeing them in costume and in the case of Geralt its a s***ty wig in a screen test. Easily fixable.
Well, I am happy to be wrong. We shall see soon.
 

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I don't think fans would ignore the show if the characters looked a bit different. They have to execute their vision of the story just like CDPR did.

But again I don't think you can say the characters are really that far off without seeing them in costume and in the case of Geralt its a s***ty wig in a screen test. Easily fixable.
I agree and disagree, lol. The Witcher is being made because it was made popular by the Games. It's how 90% of people were exposed to it, so I think serving those expectations makes sense. Any time these TV producers deviate too much from what people liked that made it popular enough for them to even make a show, the show suffers.

While I don't disagree that they can have their own take, these characters- just like any other beloved franchise- are known to people. If you strip the core of those characters, or make them look/behave wildly different, then they cease to be the characters people wanted to watch the show about.

The closer these directors stay to the source material, the better the show. There were changes to Game of Thrones and LotR, but they did do a good job of capturing the essence of what was great about those books. Legend of the Seeker pissed off a lot of the book fans because they changed too many characters/concepts.

It's obviously too early to call on this one- I just hope they don't jack it up and make it generic fantasy. CDPR's take was so successful because they weren't generic fantasy. Need more info. A lot is going to hinge on how they portray the world and it's characters.
 

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I agree and disagree, lol. The Witcher is being made because it was made popular by the Games. It's how 90% of people were exposed to it, so I think serving those expectations makes sense. Any time these TV producers deviate too much from what people liked that made it popular enough for them to even make a show, the show suffers.

While I don't disagree that they can have their own take, these characters- just like any other beloved franchise- are known to people. If you strip the core of those characters, or make them look/behave wildly different, then they cease to be the characters people wanted to watch the show about.

The closer these directors stay to the source material, the better the show. There were changes to Game of Thrones and LotR, but they did do a good job of capturing the essence of what was great about those books. Legend of the Seeker pissed off a lot of the book fans because they changed too many characters/concepts.

It's obviously too early to call on this one- I just hope they don't jack it up and make it generic fantasy. CDPR's take was so successful because they weren't generic fantasy. Need more info. A lot is going to hinge on how they portray the world and it's characters.
Yeah but its not even games. Its game. You don't see anyone asking for derpy Witcher 1 Geralt



You can't worry too much about what hardcore fans want. They can't just try to cast lookalikes of a video game character model.
 

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Yeah but its not even games. Its game. You don't see anyone asking for derpy Witcher 1 Geralt



You can't worry too much about what hardcore fans want. They can't just try to cast lookalikes of a video game character model.
I don't disagree with that, but there IS a reason the Witcher 3 was what put the Witcher on the map for the larger audiences. Also, he looks derpy there because the artists weren't up to snuff yet. I'd agree more with you if we were clamouring for the first game and not the 3rd.

Like I haven't read the books, I haven't played the first game. The second is what got me interested, and many of the design elements are the same as in 3. We want the beard because it's awesome, but it's more the lack of scars (all we've seen) and what looks like that fake fantasy armor from Hercules (thin leather strips that would protect nothing and no visible chainmail) and not a historically grounded looking armor from the games! Not to mention the cheap wig, lol, but as I said before, we don't have enough to go by to make proper judgement. Just concerns.

The reaction seems extreme because we love the game/s and we've known these characters. We also have a long history of "Hollywood" bastardizing beloved franchises.
 

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Honestly, put some makeup, scar, a bit more realistic hair and a beard that covers that ass crack chin and he's good to go. Have no idea how cavills voice will sound but I guess it'll sound okay. Netflix have money and I would be surprised if it didn't look and feel well produced.
 

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